December 11, 2023
An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of December, repeating indefinitely
St. Damasus was made Pope in 366. He was archivist of the Roman Church before his elevation to the papal throne, and on becoming Pope continued to concern himself with the history and cult of the martyrs: the walls of the catacombs contain many epitaphs of his composition. He opposed the heresies of his times, Arianism particularly, and entrusted St. Jerome with the task of establishing the text of a new Latin translation of the Bible. St. Damasus died on December 11, 384.